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Reading - Besides loads of specialty news sites and blogs, these
days I read mainly non-fiction. Been re-reading some of Sam Harris'
shorter works / essays lately ("Lying," "Free Will," "Letter to a
Christian Nation"), "The 4-Hour Work Week," "The Magic of Reality,"
"Linchpin," "59 Seconds," "The Four Agreements," and a bunch of
history ("Sex in History," "Guns, Germs, and Steel" and the like),
evolutionary biology (and evolutionary psychology), cognitive
development, etc. Fiction that I've enjoyed runs the gamut from
classic sci-fi (Asimov, Verne, Vonnegut, Heinlein, etc.) to
Palahniuk, Murakami, to deeper "fiction that will change your life"
like Daniel Quinn and Richard Bach. Yes, I've read all the Harry
Potter books (including "Quidditch Through the Ages," and
"Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them" which I acquired
through a Comic Relief fundraiser in London), "The Hobbit,"
"TLOTR," etc. I'm also a sucker for anthologies of shorts... I love
having something like that with me when I travel.
TV / Movies - I seldom watch TV, but when I do think Discovery
Networks, Penn & Teller's Bullshit, Family Guy. I binge-watched
Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones, and I would do it again. ;) A
friend made me watch Scandal, and I'm so glad they did. I love
movies and am as happy with classic cinema or a little indie as I
am with a blockbuster. I dig horror movies -- but have been known
to laugh inappropriately or say "that's AWESOME!" when the gags are
just too over the top. "The Man Who Fell to Earth" made me cry - my
brain chemistry might have been altered at the time. ;)
Music - I'll listen to almost every kind of music there is -- in
one day I'll do "top hits", electronica, mariachi, Indian
classical, western classical, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, even
(admittedly less often) some country.
Food - I like to cook, and to eat out (most any cuisine, including
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Eastern European, Middle Eastern,
Indian, Mediterranean, Ethiopian, Western European, Latin American,
Mexican, Molecular Gastronomy, good old "American Comfort Food."